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October 09, 2008
When you want to know what I do...

...this sorta explains our initiative:

Basically, we're negotiating with the Federal government for the area First Nations to take over jurisdiction (responsibility for/ability to make laws and regs) over education for their children. It would create a relationship between a central education office and the Treasury Board directly, rather than working with Indian Affairs, who currently has jurisdiction.

It's a good thing, because it means more control over how funding is allocated, the ability to negotiate with the school boards, and (hopefully) more money for new and innovative, cultural-specific programs.

And me? I'm the guy trying to sell the concept to First Nations members.

UPDATE: Apparently, Youtube says I violated terms of use by posting that video. Argh. Back up in a bit.

Posted by Lincoln at October 09, 2008 02:25 PM | TrackBack